You're operating your blinds but the motorized window treatments are beeping suddenly. What does this noise mean? We researched this concern and consulted with experts to give you the following answer.
Beeping sounds coming from electronic blinds may come from different sources. Some possible suspects to this concern are:
- Low battery
- Faulty motor
- Mode switched
It’s important to troubleshoot your motorized blinds to find the source of the beeping. Once found, continue reading as we discuss some possible solutions based on the sound’s origins. We’ll also talk about the potential suspects of the beeping noises in greater detail.
Why Are My Motorized Blinds Beeping?
Warning: Don’t tinker with the motorized blinds more than necessary. Any accidental movements brought to the electronic window treatments may result in further harm to the system. Bear in mind that the product’s manufacturer and/or retailer may not cover any damages from mishandling or misuse.
A beeping motor in a motorized blind system may indicate that the battery needs recharging. Check your owner’s manual for the time needed to recharge the battery. Generally, it may take 4 to 5 hours for it to go from empty to full, depending on your specific model.
If recharging the battery didn’t remove the beeping sound, and the electronic blinds stopped working, these signs might be indicative of a motor failure. With the motor out of commission, the electronic blinds may not work as intended or at all.
Some electronic blind models will beep each time you change their modes. For example, switching from continuous to jog mode may generate three beeps from the motor. There’s usually no need for concern if you only hear the beeps when you change the system’s modes.
How Do You Stop Blinds From Beeping?
In this section, you’ll learn the possible solutions to eliminating the beeping noises coming from your electric blinds. Take note that the following techniques that you completed the necessary troubleshooting steps to avoid placing further harm to the window treatments.
Recharge The Battery
First, check your product's owner's manual before proceeding with this task. Remember, different electric blind models often have varying battery charging times. Practicing proper battery-charging procedures based on your specific model of motorized blinds can help prevent further harm to the unit.
Here’s an example of how to charge an electric roller blind’s battery to give you a general idea of this procedure:
- Plug one end of the included cable into the charging port on the motor's receptacle.
- Plug the other end of the cable into a wall outlet.
- Wait until the battery fully charges before unplugging the cable from the motor and the wall outlet.
- Once charged, turn on the motor to check if the beeping sounds persist.
You can also watch this video to see a visual guide of the steps mentioned above:
Replace The Battery
Some motorized blinds don’t have rechargeable batteries. Instead, these models rely on disposable batteries to work. If you have this type of electric blind, here are the general steps to replace these batteries:
- Remove the blind from its bracket.
- Take out the wand and unscrew the end cap.
- Remove the old batteries and replace them with new units.
- Return the end cap and reinstall the wand.
- Return the entire assembly to its bracket.
- Check if the beeping sounds remain.
Warning: Only use fresh batteries for the replacement. Don’t mix new and used batteries for relatively any electronic device. Doing so may cause battery leakage and irreparable harm to the electric unit.
Watch the video below if you need a visual representation of this procedure:
Replace The Motor
Also, the steps to replace the motor of motorized blinds often differ with each model. You also need to check the compatibility of the replacement motor to check if it works with your model.
Here's an example of how to do this task for you for your reference:
What You’ll Need
- Electric blind motor kit
- Remove the blind from its bracket.
- Lay the blind on a flat and raised surface, such as a table.
- Roll the blind and unscrew the screw on the wand.
- Pull out the old motor from the wand.
- Install the new motor into the wand and secure it.
- Return the blind into its bracket and check if the beeping sound continues.
Take note that replacing the motor in your electric blinds may void its warranty. Check with the manufacturer if this procedure negates the product’s coverage.
The video below also shows you a visual representation of the steps mentioned above:
How Do You Reset Electric Blinds?
Resetting electric blinds may also restore the window treatments’ normal functions. It may also remove persisting beeping sounds from the blinds’ motors.
Here are the general steps for this procedure:
- Find the reset button on the blinds’ motor.
- Use a thin yet sturdy object (e.g., a pen or Allen key) to hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
- Release the button afterward, which should make the motor jog.
- Attempt to operate the blinds to check if the beeping or other problems still exist.
This video also shows a visual guide of this procedure if you need it:
How Long Do Batteries Last In Motorized Blinds?
Daily motorized blind usage may result in its battery lasting about 6 months to 1 year. Some electric blind models use heavy-duty batteries designed to last approximately 5 years or more.
What Kind Of Battery Do Motorized Blinds Use?
Motorized blinds generally use lithium battery packs. These power packs can either be rechargeable or disposable.
But some motorized blinds don’t have batteries. Instead, these models connect to wall outlets to supply users with automatic features.
Can You Manually Operate Motorized Blinds?
Many motorized blinds provide manual controls to their users. For example, you may use a braided ladder next to the blinds to open and close the window treatments manually. Another option is to find and use a push button on or near the motor that should provide similar results.
Are Motorized Blinds Worth It?
Motorized blinds can provide different benefits to their users. Some possible advantages are:
Certain motorized blind models don’t have braided ladders. The lack of these components reduces or perhaps eliminates the threat of small children playing and getting harmed by these objects.
Some electric blinds have automatic features that enhance the convenience of their users. For example, a particular model may have proximity sensors. If the sensors detect a paired smartphone within the vicinity, the blinds can open or close without the individual reaching for the remote control.
In particular, motorized blinds can prevent the elderly from going to the window to operate the treatments. These units help seniors by avoiding the risks of potential falls, along with other possible accidents and injuries.
Remember to troubleshoot your motorized blinds first to find the source of the beeping. Then, use the appropriate solution based on your diagnosis. If done correctly, the beeping should disappear and your electric blinds should return to their normal operations.
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